Jumbo or NOT? That is the question....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kajhurley, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. kajhurley

    kajhurley Songster

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    In the coturnix quail, what is considered to be jumbo? What weight seperates the jumbo from the original??
     

  2. millebantam

    millebantam Songster

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    Ladies and Gentlemen. Please return your seats to the upright position and fasten your seatbelts. Possible turbulance ahead.
     
  3. quailmale

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  4. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

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    I am curious too but I have a feeling this one will have many expert opinions lol

    If anyone has a picture of a jumbo next to a standard size quail that would be awesome
     
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  5. bfrancis

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    I found this picture on the net for jumbo..does it count? [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  6. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
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    Some of the info I've come across..

    Reg. Coturnix~ 3- 5 1/2 ounces.
    Jumbo whites ~ 8 ounces average
    Jumbo Browns ~ 12-14 ounces average.

    I need to get mine on a scale, I'm curious ! LOL!
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Many have their own preference for what they consider Jumbo. Critter you are on the right track though!
     
  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
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    Quote:Hi Quaillady,
    Thanks...
    True, it will be a matter of preference because there really is no standards for them.

    I just weighed 2 of my hens.

    These are birds I got from Craigslist as chicks, over the summer and I have no Idea of their background.
    One weighed 10.3 oz and the other was 10.7 oz on a digital postal scale.
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    10 ounces is great for hens! Now get a big rooster and get the party started!
     

  10. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Quote:I'm pleased with them! I get real nice eggs from them! I didn't have time to weigh a roo, I may later .

    As far as the big Roo, I'm waiting for yours from the last hatch to finish growing! [​IMG] Wont be long!
     

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